Google Would Soon Kill Off Android Auto
The 2017 CES event kicked off in full style as Google jumped straight to the stage and brought out the next-gen infotainment system for cars. If you are thinking a full Android slate that is made for vehicles, then you got it spot on.
It is not a surprising move as cars have been relying on touchscreen infotainment system for many years now and it was only a matter of time before tech giants like Google starts to get into the mix.
The first tease came when Google released Android Auto. But then again, with a full Android-powered infotainment system, Android Auto feels unneeded entirely.
The infotainment system that took the stage at CES earlier today was pieced together by Panasonic and it operates on Android Nougat out of the box. The best part about it is that the slate can have access to vehicle sensors and diagnostic equipment.
It is technically a more intelligent infotainment system and it may make its debut later this month. With the tech industry being dominated largely by Google and Apple, it will be interesting to see how the Cupertino-based company will respond to this.